Basirhat communal violence : BJP team prevented from visiting riot-hit region

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated that her government will pursue a judicial inquiry into the ongoing West Bengal communal riots in Basirhat in the North 24-Parganas district.

The Basirhat riot started after the Muslim community were outraged following a communally sensitive post put up on Facebook by a teenager studying in X class. After the post became viral, clashes erupted between Hindus and Muslims.

Republic TV has broadcast a report on the Basirhat communal violence depicting that the Hindu residents of the city in a helpless condition after police had allegedly shown a lackluster attitude in protecting them. Most of the media channels and outlets including the local media have been alleged to have ignored the plight of the Hindu residents as per Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV.

Visuals on Republic TV showed Hindu women out on the roads with broomsticks along with men who were ready to protect themselves in the fresh West Bengal communal riots.

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The BJP has alleged that the West Bengal government has been siding with the Muslim community and not providing enough security for the Hindus who have been at the receiving end of angry mobs who were incited by a Facebook post.

Mamata Banerjee had recently refused the central government’s offer to send in additional CRPF troops to control the Basirhat communal violence. However, the West Bengal CM did a U-turn by accusing the Centre of not rushing in troops for the same.

Earlier today, MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Satyapal Singh and Om Mathur headed a BJP central team to take stock of the Basirhat communal riots and give their report to the leadership of Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, they were stopped by the West Bengal police from visiting the Basirhat communal violence sites and were detained eventually.

Basirhat Communal Violence Report

The Basirhat communal violence took another life when a 65-year-old Hindu man named as Kartik Chandra Ghosh died of stab injuries on Thursday.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been under immense pressure as West Bengal is facing trouble in two regions, in Darjeeling and in Basirhat at the same time for different reasons. The state has been on the boil because of the prevailing unrest in the two regions, and one only hopes that it doesn’t spread across further, considering that West Bengal is bordered by foreign nations, particularly Bangladesh.

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